Richland Library St. Andrews Children's Librarian (Classification Level 111)
Richland Library is seeking to hire a Children’s Librarian, Full-time for our St. Andrews location!
(This position requires MLIS degree)
Richland Library St. Andrews serves northwest Richland County and is located just 7 miles from downtown Columbia. The library is located on Broad River Road and is one of 4 library locations offering Sunday hours. This library location is near Columbia High School, St. Andrews Middle School, and Pine Grove, Sandel, HB Rhame, and Seven Oaks Elementary Schools. Many of the library’s customers use the library for access to technology and Wi-Fi.
Do you have an MLIS degree and a passion for providing programs and services for our Library customers, especially for children and families? Are you passionate about the value of early literacy and lifelong learning, and can’t wait to pass that passion on to our customers to enhance their experiences and help increase awareness of the library’s values? Are you a natural born leader and teacher, either one-on-one or in groups? Are you excited by the prospect of engaging with our community, building lasting partnerships, and leaving every customer thrilled about the Library?
If your answer is “Yes,” we encourage you to apply to come join the Richland Library St. Andrews staff!
The following are among the various duties you may be performing in this position:
Serving as a member of the St. Andrews location’s leadership and management team, including actively supervising branch staff and leading teams effectively and judiciously.
Planning, scheduling and presenting programs, such as storytimes, storytelling, tours, multi-media programs, booktalks, and bibliographic instruction, in the library or as outreach activities in the community.
Assisting the location manager in managing employee performance for success, and with initiating and implementing plans for employee development; and with aspects of interviewing, hiring, and training of new staff and volunteers.
Acting as the primary liaison for a targeted audience, and providing specialized services specific to that audience.
Demonstrating ability to learn quickly and to easily apply new skills and knowledge, including procedures and especially technology.
Coordinating, training, and supervising staff conducting programs.
Developing collaborative partnerships that engage with the community.
Answering directional and informational questions about the Library, including its services, materials, programs, and initiatives.
Recommending, selecting & helping locate materials/services for customers.
Completing complex circulation procedures correctly; interpreting and communicating library policies and procedures to customers and other staff members.
Assisting in overseeing daily operations and maintenance of Library building and grounds, and communicating with appropriate staff to manage issues related to building and grounds.
Maintaining statistical records and reports.
Providing readers advisory services.
Requirements you need to be considered for this job:
ALA accredited MLIS degree.
Preference for specialized subject knowledge, and skills developed through work experience, in the area of children’s/youth services.
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
Ability to perform job functions.
Basic information about the job: Location, salary, hours
Where: Richland Library St. Andrews** 2916 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
Salary: $1,552.50 biweekly, plus benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours.
** Richland Library may change location and schedule of any library job.
This job involves being “on the move” in our libraries: It will include standing, walking, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
Why the Richland Library?
Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
The Richland Library is an award-winning, forward-thinking public library system because of our exceptional, diverse staff, who are passionate about serving our community. Be a part of our team and help us to continue to fulfil our mission to help our customers learn, create and share.
We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; and by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.
APPLY IMMEDIATELY. No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.
Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. You may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.
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The Richland Library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about our Library system, explore the Richland Library website at www.richlandlibrary.com.